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October 2012


Issue No. 10: Oct. 1, 2012                     Issue No. 11: Oct. 8, 2012                       Issue No. 12: Oct. 15, 2012                     Issue No. 13: Oct. 22, 2012

 

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 14: October 29, 2012

Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award Nominations

Anoka-Ramsey Soccer Teams Head to Nationals, Districts

Coon Rapids Campus Fall Fest

Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism Presents: Analyzing the Bully

Higher One Information Session Scheduled Oct. 30

Coffeehouse Entertainment Presents: Caleb Hawley

New Arrivals!

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award Nominations

Submitted by Deidra Peaslee, Educational Services

Out of the entire outstanding faculty you work with at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, does one really stand out?

Please consider nominating that teacher for the 2013 Board of Trustees Teaching Excellence Award. Nominations are being accepted locally for this state-wide program through Sunday, Nov. 4.

Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/excellentteaching where you will be asked to identify the faculty member. You will then be asked to briefly provide specific examples from EACH of the four criteria:

  1. Teaching strategies and materials
  2. Content expertise and commitment to professional development
  3. Service to students, the profession and the college
  4. Standards for assessing student learning

We can only consider nominations that include some information about each criterion.

All nominations are due Sunday, Nov. 4. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about teachers who make a difference at the college.

Anoka-Ramsey Soccer Teams Head to Nationals, Districts

After Region XIII Championship Tournament games in Bismarck, N.D., Oct. 20 and 21, the Women’s Soccer team is advancing to the National Championship, while the men’s team has only a district game standing in its way.

In a first for the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Golden Rams Women’s Soccer program, the team won the Region XIII Championship. The team’s 1-0 win over Rochester Community and Technical College qualifies them for the National Tournament, Nov. 6 through 11, 2012, in Dryden, N.Y.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Golden Rams Men’s Soccer team has won the Region XIII Championship, this year with a 2-0 win over Century College. The team now advances to the District Championship game, Saturday, Oct. 27 in Chicago.

If the men’s team wins the District Championship game, they too will advance to the National Tournament in Herkimer, N.Y.

Coon Rapids Campus Fall Fest

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities
To view as a PDF, click here.

Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism Presents: Analyzing the Bully

Submitted by Merlita Lockman, Diversity and Multiculturalism

We are cooperating with the Youth Intervention Programs Association to present a 50-minute theater production (written and performed by area youth) and follow-up question-and-answer workshop:

Analyzing the Bully
Thursday, Nov. 1
1 to 3 p.m.
Coon Rapids Campus Legacy Room (SC270)

  • Learn the latest research regarding bullying behaviors.
  • Gain insight into the factors that can influence bullying behaviors.
  • Discover effective, powerful, and nuanced interventions for addressing bullying behaviors.

Faculty, students, staff and community members are welcome to attend. Registration is required, but there is no cost to attend. Please use the direct link to register and enter “ARCC” as the 100% discount code.

Click here to view a trailer, or contact Amanda Wroolie at mandy@mnyipa.org for more information.

This event is sponsored by:

  • Youth Intervention Programs Association
  • Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
  • Juvenile Justice Coalition of Minnesota

Higher One Information Session Scheduled Oct. 30

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities
To view as a PDF, click here.

Coffeehouse Entertainment Presents: Caleb Hawley

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

To view as a PDF, click here.

New Arrivals!

Submitted by Brandy Eddings, Academic Support, Veterans Services & Access Services

Congratulations Jaimie, Mike and Bella! They are proud to welcome baby Wyatt Thomas Lopez to their family. Wyatt was born at 10:46 am. He was 8lbs. 7 oz. and 21 inches long.

Mom and baby are both doing great.

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

Submitted by Ryan O’Donovan, TRiO/Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound – Cambridge Campus would like to welcome Lisa Oestreich to our staff. Lisa will be working with our program as an Administrative Assistant (OAS). Her office will be in E159.

Lisa has previously worked as a Customer Service Specialist - Intermittent at the Cambridge Campus Information Desk.

We are thrilled to have Lisa on our staff!

Submitted by Janine Forrer, Records & Registration

Please welcome Pat Ripley to the Cambridge Records & Registration Office! Many of you may know Pat from her previous work experience in Coon Rapids, prior to her retirement!

We are certainly happy to have her working with us. Please welcome Pat to the Cambridge Campus!

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Approved Faculty Development & Media/Membership Forms:

Joe Schoen, MN Economic Association Annual Conference, $89
Brad Wold, Nobel Conference, $146.74
Mary Januschka, Nobel Conference, $146.74
Sasha Verkhovtseva, MinnMATYC membership, $20
Robin Crosby, MNADE Conference, $180.76
Catherine Bean, Netflix Subscription, $143.88
Candice Bruhjell, Mayo Spiritual Care Research Conference, $730
Scott Wrobel, College Composition and Communications Conference, $829
Scott Wrobel, CCCC Journal, NCTE Membership, $75

Approved Staff Development Funds:

Julie Beedle, class fee and books, $153.77

Social Amenities:

A card was sent to Jennifer Baker Jones
A card was sent to Jaimie Lopez
A plant was sent to Jillayn Quaschnick

Wellness Funds Approval:

Ed Wehling, $100

Official Announcements

Submitted by Barbara Prince, Educational Services

Click here to see the agenda for the next Faculty Shared Governance Meeting scheduled Friday, Nov. 9.

 

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 13: October 22, 2012

CIO Open Forums Scheduled for this Wednesday and Friday

Board of Trustees Teaching Award

Counseling Department Presents: Confronting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Coon Rapids Campus Theatre Production Presents: The House of Blue Leaves

Call for TAC Requests for Software and Multimedia

Security Officer Recognized for Great Work Anoka-Ramsey Security Office

Prairie Home Delights Breaks Another Record! Thanks to Planning and People

Author Diane Wilson Video Recordings Available

New Arrivals!

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

News from President Jessica Stumpf

CIO Open Forums Scheduled for this Wednesday and Friday

You are invited to take part in the Open Forums scheduled below for the Chief Information Officer search. This is your opportunity to get to know the semi-finalists for the position and share your feedback with the committee.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
Candidate: David Robinson

Coon Rapids Campus: 9 to 10 a.m. in SC270
Anoka Technical College: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Auditorium B
Cambridge Campus: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in G201

Friday, Oct. 26
Cambridge Campus Coon Rapids Campus Anoka Technical College
Candidate Debra Cronin: 11 a.m. to 12 noon in G201 Candidate William Bear: 10 to 11 a.m. in SC272 Candidate Debra Cronin: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Auditorium B
Candidate William Bear: 3 to 4 p.m. in G201 Candidate Debra Cronin: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in SC270 Candidate William Bear: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Auditorium B

Board of Trustees Teaching Award

Submitted by Deidra Peaslee, Educational Services

Starting Oct. 22 we will be accepting nominations for the Board of Trustees Teaching Award. As we have done in past years, students, faculty and staff can nominate instructors using a simple Survey Monkey survey, which can be accessed here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/excellentteaching

Have you had an excellent teacher while attending Anoka-Ramsey Community College? If so, please nominate that teacher for college and state-wide recognition.

You will be asked to identify the faculty member and write one or two sentences about his or her:

  • Teaching strategies and materials
  • Content expertise and commitment to professional development
  • Service to students, profession and the college
  • Standards for assessment of student learning

Counseling Department Presents: Confronting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Submitted by Isabelle Schmidt, Counseling Department

The Counseling Department is sponsoring a Mental Wellness Event this Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 12 noon in Room G202 with speaker Alan Goodell-Holmes. Students attending will be able to receive a Certificate of Attendance for participating in any or all portions of the day.

Topic Overview

Confronting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Many of us have experienced traumatic events. When we feel that our life has been threatened, when we unable to control the situation, and when we feel intensely fearful and helpless, we can experience the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in people of all ages and all situations. Returning military veterans, children witnessing domestic violence, people who have dealt with natural disasters, and people of all ages witnessing and experiencing community violence all can experience the effects of PTSD. In this workshop, we will discuss those effects and what can be done about them.

Biography

Dr. Alan Goodell-Holmes has more than 35 years of experience in the field of mental health. In addition to a long career as clinician and clinical supervisor he has also served as a Manager, Director, and Vice President in for-profit and not-for--profit organizations. Specifically, Dr. Goodell-Holmes has served as:

  • Vice President of Behavioral Health, Family & Children's Service
  • Vice President for National Employer Products, Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Director of Professional Services, HealthPartners Mental Health Department
  • Manager of mental health utilization review, United Behavioral Health

Dr. Goodell-Holmes has also served as a consultant to the Primo Center in Chicago and to the Osseo School District where he was given the opportunity to develop a presentation on School Threat Assessment and Bullying. He is also an adjunct instructor in Psychology at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Currently in private practice (Northwest Psychological Consultation, LLC), Dr. Goodell-Holmes provides an array of services, including:

  • Psychotherapy for people of all ages, including individual, couple, family, and group therapy.
  • Psychological assessment for children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Leadership and organizational consultation with schools and with non-profit organizations.
  • A Vietnam veteran himself, Dr. Goodell-Holmes also specializes in serving veterans and their families.

1 to 2:15 p.m.: Mental Wellness Screenings for PTSD, Depression, Generalized Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Room G201

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Mental Health Agency Fair – Hallway near Room G201 and G202

Coon Rapids Campus Theatre Department Presents: The House of Blue Leaves

Submitted by Amanda Klawiter, Student Activities

We are excited to announce the opening of our 2012-2013 Theatre Season with The House of Blue Leaves!

Performance Dates & Times

Nov. 2, 3, 8, 9* & 10

7:30 p.m.

Synopsis: A dark comedy by John Guare set in 1965 featuring Artie Shaughnessy, a zookeeper desperate to be a famous songwriter, his schizophrenic wife, Bananas;
his mistress, Bunny Flingus; and his son Ronnie, who plots to blow up the Pope at Yankee Stadium. Chaos reigns in a mix of laughter, drama and social commentary.

With our first production of the season, we are thrilled to announce a new way of getting your theatre tickets at your own convenience.
The new online procedure will be the only way for you to obtain your theatre tickets.

Anoka-Ramsey Community College staff and faculty can receive your two complementary theatre tickets for The House of Blue Leaves using the appropriate
coupon code, and following the link below.

Faculty Coupon Code: facultycomp-blue

Staff Coupon Code: staffcomp-blue

Link: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=158b9dba608dc5f79dceb0e3af864f64&t=tix

The House of Blue Leaves Ticket Ordering Directions

Get Your Tickets Now!

  1. Select the night you’d like to order tickets from.
  2. Select your seating.
  3. Select your delivery option (Will Call or Print at Home).
  4. On the Use Coupon option, apply the appropriate coupon code from your Anoka-Ramsey email (coupon code below).
  5. Enter your personal information.
  6. Review and confirm your ticket order.
  7. Print your confirmation and ticket page!
  8. Bring your Print at Home tickets, or pick-up your Will Call tickets at the box office the night of the play.
  9. Enjoy the performance!

For questions contact Amanda Klawiter at Amanda.Klawiter@anokaramsey.edu or 763-433-1519.

*Interpreted Performance: To ensure there is an interpretation, tickets must be requested by Oct. 19.

Call for TAC Requests for Software and Multimedia

Submitted by Andrew Aspaas, Chemistry Department

It’s once again time for fall TAC requests!

What are TAC requests?

  • The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) accepts requests twice a year for the purchase of technology items.
  • TAC purchases are funded by the student technology fees.
  • Each campus has a TAC subcommittee consisting of faculty members and IT staff that review the requests, and a college-wide TAC committee then makes final recommendations to the president.

What can I request?

  • The fall round of TAC requests are for software and multimedia only. Hardware requests must be made in the spring round of TAC requests.
  • The TAC committees consider the potential benefit for student learning and academic success when evaluating each request.
  • Software may include applications for your office computer/laptop, classroom computers, or lab computers. (Software requests are generally not granted for use on your own personal computer.)
  • Multimedia is normally CDs/DVDs, but online subscriptions to web apps or media repositories are also included. All CDs/DVDs and online subscription media must be closed-captioned.
  • Examples of hardware may include items like computers, cameras, projectors, microphones, gadgets, etc. These requests must wait for the spring round of TAC requests.

How do I make a request?

  • The TAC request forms are linked here. Use one form for each request.
  • You are strongly encouraged to discuss your software/multimedia request with a member of the IT or library staff prior to submission. They can help you with pricing, suppliers and discuss the feasibility of your request. Victor Bryson (Ext. 1433) at the Coon Rapids Campus and Darin Nelson (Ext. 1824) at the Cambridge Campus have agreed to help with this. Contact them by phone or email for assistance.
  • You are REQUIRED to discuss the request with your department/division and with your dean. (These discussions can serve to possibly consolidate redundant requests.)

How do I submit my request(s)?

  • Submit the completed TAC request form and all necessary documentation to Brenda Rustad (Brenda.Rustad@anokaramsey.edu) by email by Monday, Nov. 5 at 8 a.m.
  • Use the subject line “TAC Request” to help ensure no requests are lost.
  • Incomplete requests (that have been corrected and resubmitted) and late requests may be considered if submitted during the 5-day period following the due date (but only if sufficient funds remain, and at a lower priority than the timely requests).

You can track the progress of your request by visiting N:\ARCC Public\Minutes\Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)\TAC Request List

Please let me or one of the other committee chairs know if you have any questions.

Andrew Aspaas, Andrew.Aspaas@anokaramsey.edu, Cambridge TAC sub-committee chair
Dale Omundson, Dale.Omundson@anokaramsey.edu, Coon Rapids TAC sub-committee co-chair
Christopher Lutz, Christopher.Lutz@anokaramsey.edu, Coon Rapids TAC sub-committee co-chair

Security Officer Recognized for Great Work Anoka-Ramsey Security Office

Tom Deroush, left, was recognized, Oct. 18, by Greg Rosten,
Vice President of Heartland Security, for his diligence in helping
to retrieve college stolen property.

A valuable glass piece created by one of our students and a computer
tower were stolen but now returned due to Tom's hard work.

Heartland Security is the Anoka-Ramsey's security vendor
who Tom is employed by. Way to go, Tom!

Prairie Home Delights Breaks Another Record! Thanks to Planning and People

Submitted by Marc Johnson, Institutional Advancement

The food has been eaten and the monies have been counted!

Prairie Home Delights raised 20 percent more this year than last! We set a goal of $22,000 and raised $23,000, compared to $19,200 last year. Thanks to everyone who took part in the preparation and donated time and/or baskets; and thanks to those who attended. Bringing the event back to the Coon Rapids Campus was a success financially and also made for a great party. All the hard work of the committee paid off.

None of this could have happened without the leadership of the committee including: Sandi Hitch, Patrick McVary, Ed Norton, Sheila Provost and Marilyn Quarberg and, of course, Michael Wall, who held it all together.

Kudos to Taher Food Services as well for their willingness to create a menu that will be hard to top next year! Thanks Kate!

Also, the numerous scholarship recipients selling raffle tickets and playing cards, kept the evening fun for all.

And finally, supervising and organizing this wild group fell to Lisa Sisson, Sarah Deering and Kelly Torok-Linder. All three did a masterful job of directing and maintaining order.

Thanks to everyone for their support of the students and scholarships.

Now we are on to next year!

Author Diane Wilson Video Recordings Available

Submitted by Paige Riehl, English Department

The Two Rivers Reading Series Committee is pleased to announce that approximately 250 students, faculty, and staff attended author Diane Wilson’s presentations Oct. 10, our first series event of the academic year.

Wilson spoke about her book Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past. Her book chronicles her family history back to the US Dakota War of 1862. During her two presentations, Wilson discussed the narrow lenses through which we often view history, the long-term implications of the war on the Dakota people, the process of writing her book, and much more. The technology department video recorded Wilson’s two presentations, and despite a technical snafu that cut the introduction and Wilson reading from her book in the first presentation, both are worth watching. Please share these links with your students!

Here is session 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re9B5zgRmY4&feature=youtu.be

Here is session 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV8YBu7VmrI&feature=youtu.be

New Arrivals!

Submitted by Luanne Kane, Educational Services

Welcome to Ailie Neave, daughter of Psychology faculty member Jennifer Baker-Jones. Ailie (pronounced eye-lee) arrived at 3:33 a.m. on Oct. 11. Mother and baby are both doing well.

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

Submitted by John Hennen, Educational Services

Please welcome Merlita Lockman to her new position as Interim Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism, effective Oct. 24, 2012 through the end of spring semester 2013.

Merlita has a master’s in Counseling and Student Personnel (Student Affairs) from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and has worked as an Academic Advisor at the Coon Rapids Campus since 2008, specializing in Career Services and International Student Advising. She was an international student, and speaks four languages. She also has an extensive background in Student Services programming and service delivery through the Women’s Center at Mankato State.

Merlita will office on the Coon Rapids Campus in the Mosaic Center, lower level College Services.

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Approved Staff Development Funds

Dan Harmon, 2012 Nobel Conference, $300

Humera Mujir, MBA courses and tuition, $600

Official Announcements

Sept. 14 FSGC Approved Minutes

Submitted by Tina Venneman, Educational Services

Click here to view the approved, final minutes from the Sept. 14 meeting.

Proposal

Submitted by Kelsey Schwarzrock, President’s Office

Proposal submitted regarding Policy 3B.6 Definition of Credit Hour

RATIONALE: Adopt procedure per Minnesota Department of Education requirement. The policy proposal can be viewed for comments at the Policy and Procedure Comment Page: https://www.anokaramsey.edu/about/policies/comments/index.cfm until 11/05/2012.

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 12: October 15, 2012

Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism Presents: Analyzing the Bully

Congressional Candidates Cravaack and Nolan at Cambridge Campus Oct. 16

English Faculty Invited to Read at System Colleges

Open Enrollment is Nov. 1 through 15

TRiO Presents: Resources for Financial Survival

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Official Announcements

Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism Presents: Analyzing the Bully

Submitted by John Hennen, Educational Services

Anoka-Ramsey’s Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism is cooperating with the Youth Intervention Programs Association to present Analyzing the Bully, a 50-minute theater production (written and performed by area youth) and a follow-up question-and-answer workshop:

Thursday, Nov. 1
1 to 3:30 p.m.
Coon Rapids Campus, Legacy Room (Rm SC270)

  • Learn the latest research regarding bullying behaviors.
  • Gain insight into the factors that can influence bullying behaviors.
  • Discover effective, powerful and nuanced interventions for addressing bullying behaviors.

All are welcome: faculty, students, staff, and community members. Use this link to the Web page to view a trailer, or contact Amanda Wroolie at mandy@mnyipa.org for more information.

Registration is required, but there is no cost to attend. Please use the direct link to register and enter “ARCC” as the 100% discount code.

This event is sponsored by:

  • Youth Intervention Programs Association
  • Office of Diversity & Multiculturalism, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Minnesota Prevention Resource Center
  • Juvenile Justice Coalition of Minnesota

Congressional Candidates Cravaack and Nolan at Cambridge Campus Oct. 16

There will be a discussion between the two 2012 congressional candidates:

Tuesday, Oct. 16
noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cambridge Campus Rm G202
Moderated by Gary Eichten

Click here for the official flyer.

English Faculty Invited to Read at System Colleges

Submitted by Dana Irgens, Educational Services

English Faculty member, Scott Wrobel, has been invited as a visiting writer at North Hennepin Community College Oct. 23 and well as at his alma mater Minnesota State University Mankato April 11, 2012.

Scott's most recent book of darkly comic and inappropriate stories about suburban men, Cul De Sac, was published by Sententia Books in April 2012. He has also published in Great River Review, Identity Theory, Minnesota Monthly, Night Train, Pindeldyboz, The Rake, Word Riot, and other places. He is winner of a Loft Mentor Series Fiction Award and the Third Coast Creative Nonfiction Contest. Scott has also taught fiction at The Loft Literary Center.

For a full listing of Scott's reading activities, visit his Web site at: scottwrobel.com.

Open Enrollment is Nov. 1 through 15

Submitted by Human Resources Department

Anoka-Ramsey Community College will host an Employee Open Enrollment Meeting:

Monday, Oct. 15
1 to 3 p.m.
Coon Rapids Campus, Legacy Room (Rm SC270)

Open Enrollment will be held:

Thursday, Nov. 1 through Wednesday, Nov. 14. Click here for the poster.

Open Enrollment information will be available on the MMB Web site by Oct. 18. So, watch for your SEGIP Report Newsletter, gather information and participate in Open Enrollment.

Employee Open Enrollment meetings, to discuss and learn about the enrollment opportunities, will be held throughout the state of Minnesota. The following link provides a listing of the Metro Area, Greater Minnesota, and Exclusive Retiree Meetings to be held throughout the state. The Exclusive Retiree Meetings begin Oct. 30, 2012. Registration for Open Enrollment Meetings is not required.

http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/oe-current

As an employee, you will soon receive the SEGIP Report newsletter at your home. This special edition of the newsletter will provide you with information regarding what benefits are open for enrollment during the Nov. 1 through 14 period. Both medical and dental insurance will be open for employees to change carriers, add eligible dependents or cancel dependent coverage. You will also have an opportunity to participate in the annual JourneyWell Health Assessment. Completing the Survey and agreeing to accept a health coach call will secure a $5 reduction in office visit copays for yourself and eligible covered dependents on your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan during the 2013 plan year.

Optional employee, spouse and child life insurance will also be open for enrollment. Those not previously insured under the Optional Life plans may enter the program with $5,000.00 of life coverage for themselves or their spouse, and/or obtain a $10,000 child life insurance policy without evidence of insurability. Child Life will also be open for enrollment to those who have not previously signed-up. The Long-Term Disability (LTD) and Manager's Income Protection Plan (IPP) will be open for coverage adjustments. The Pre-Tax Plan, Medical/Dental Expense Account (maximum election amount $2,500 for the 2013 plan year), Dependent Daycare Account (DCEA) and Transit Expense Account (TEA) will also be open for making 2013 elections. Do remember that the new federal limit of $2,500 in MDEA elections begins as of plan year 2013.

TRiO Presents: Resources for Financial Survival

Submitted by Thom Nordin, TRiO Support Services

The TRiO Student Support Services program is sponsoring a workshop next week and all students are invited!

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Social Amenities:

A plant was sent to Jim Nieswaag

Official Announcements

Proposal Submitted Regarding Policy 3E.1 Admissions

Submitted by Kelsey Schwarzrock, President’s Office

RATIONALE: Update for compliance with PSEO legislation and add Pharmacy Tech program requirements.

The policy proposals can be viewed for comments at the Policy and Procedure Comment Page: https://www.anokaramsey.edu/about/policies/comments/index.cfm until Oct. 29, 2012.

Procedures Open for Two-Week Comment Period

Submitted by Kelsey Schwarzrock, President’s Office

In an effort to create college-wide dialogue, a Web-based comment form was developed to enhance the procedure two-week comment period.

Click to access the Web-based Procedure Comment Page and view the following procedure proposals:

Procedure 3B.3/11: Adding, Changing, Dropping, or Suspending Courses

Procedure 3E.1/11: Admission

Comment period ends October 25, 2012

Directions to the site:

  1. From the Employee Home page click on IT Services (bottom of the page)
  2. Click Web Applications (under More in This Area)
  3. Click Policy & Procedure Comments.
  4. Login with your Windows username and password.
  5. To view the pdf document of the procedure proposal click View and then View Attached Policy/Procedure File
  6. To comment on the procedure, click View. Users may edit or delete their comments anytime during the two-week comment period.

Oct. 26 Academic Affairs & Standards Council Agenda

Submitted by Val Knight, Educational Services

Click here to view the agenda for the upcoming Oct. 26 AASC meeting.

 

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 11: October 8, 2012

Chancellor Invites You to Listening Sessions for Presidential Search

Cambridge Campus Employee Flu Shot and Tdap Vaccine Clinic Reminder

PTK Hosts Campus Clean Up Oct. 16

October Wellness Workshop Presents: Humor: A Not So Serious Path to Wellness

Cambridge Campus Counseling Department Presents: Ways People Mask Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Bookstore Sale Through Oct. 19

Cambridge Campus' Sunshine Committee

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Chancellor Invites You to Listening Sessions for Presidential Search

Chancellor Steven Rosenstone invites students, faculty and staff to open listening sessions, Oct. 10, to gather information about our unique campuses to assist in recruiting and selecting the best candidate for our new president.

The Chancellor will be at the Coon Rapids Campus with live ITV connections to the Cambridge Campus and Anoka Technical College.

Oct. 10, 2012 Chancellor’s Listening Sessions Schedule:

Time

Anoka-Ramsey
Coon Rapids Campus

Anoka-Ramsey
Cambridge Campus

Anoka Technical College

2 to 3 p.m.

Student Session
Riverview Room

ITV Student Session
F206

ITV Student Session
163

3 to 4 p.m.

Staff Session
Riverview Room

ITV Staff Session
F206

ITV Staff Session
163

4 to 5 p.m.

Faculty Session
Riverview Room

ITV Faculty Session
F206

ITV Faculty Session
163

If you are not able to attend a listening session for the presidential search, please take a moment to complete this survey. This tool is designed to assist the Presidential Search Committee in identifying priorities across all three campuses of Anoka Technical College and Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Thank you for taking time to assist with the search process. Access to the survey will only be available through TODAY, Monday, Oct. 8.

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/anokapres

Cambridge Campus Employee Flu Shot and Tdap Vaccine Clinic Reminder

When: Monday, Oct. 8

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Where: Room E202

  • Please remember to wear short sleeves!!
  • Bring your Minnesota Advantage Health Plan insurance card with you. There is no out-of-pocket cost at workplace clinics if you present your insurance card. (If you do not present your insurance card the cost is $25 for the flu shot, $32 for the flu nasal spray vaccine, and $55 for the Tdap vaccine. Please bring exact change).
  • For more information and clinic locations go to: http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/flu.

PTK Hosts Campus Clean Up Oct. 16

Submitted by Phi Theta Kappa, Coon Rapids Campus

When: Tuesday, Oct. 16
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Students can check in at the PTK office, SC175, to gather supplies and head out to clean up. The flyer below will be posted around campus as a reminder.

If you have any questions, contact Lisa Harris at Ext. 1292.

To view a PDF version, click here.

October Wellness Workshop Presents: Humor: A Not So Serious Path to Wellness

Submitted by Joyce Traczyk, Student Activities

Please join us for the October Wellness Workshop, Humor: A Not So Serious Path to Wellness.

Participants will be entered into a drawing to receive one of our Wellness Works promotional items!

To view a PDF version, click here.

Cambridge Campus Counseling Department Presents: Ways People Mask Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Submitted by Isabelle Schmidt, Counseling Services

The Cambridge Counseling Department is sponsoring the following fall semester Mental Wellness Day Events. If you have questions please contact Isabelle Schmidt at ext. 1844.

When: Oct. 24
What: Mental Wellness Event: Ways People Mask PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Time: 12 noon
Where: Room G202, Cambridge

What: Mental Wellness Screening for Depression, Mood Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and PTSD
Time: 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Where: Room G201, Cambridge

Cost: Free

We will distribute attendance certificates at the close of the speaker’s presentation and at end of the mental wellness screening. If faculty would like me to speak to your class(es) about these mental wellness event or other mental wellness events being planned to include planned GREEN DOT training, please contact me so I can coordinate class visits. If you are a club advisor and would like me to visit during a club meeting, please contact me or have the student club member contact so I coordinate a visit to the club. If you plan to send your class (es) to an event, please let me know so I can arrange for adequate space as well as have enough printed certificates of attendance available.

Bookstore Sale Through Oct. 19

Cambridge Campus' Sunshine Committee

Submitted by the Sunshine Committee

The Sunshine Committee hopes that your fall semester is off to a good start!

The function of the Sunshine Committee is to provide support for faculty and staff on our campus in times of sickness, sorrow, and joy. We send cards, fruit baskets or gift cards to those who are hospitalized overnight, have experienced the joy of a birth or adoption of a child, or have lost an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) due to death. We also send out cards to those who have been out for an extended period of time due to illness.

We encourage you to keep us informed of events taking place within the Cambridge campus family. We would also like to encourage you to contribute to the Sunshine Committee Fund as you are able to, in order to ensure we are able to recognize all qualifying events as they occur. Any amount you can give will be appreciated and applied directly to the fund. Donations can be made in cash or by check made out to the Sunshine Committee and sent to Gwen O'Brien, Pam Peterson or Jason Siems for deposit.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Hellos, Goodbyes and Changes in Responsibilities

Submitted by Jaimie Lopez, Director of Testing Services

I am happy to announce that Cheryl Statz-Jacoboski has joining the testing services team as a testing coordinator. Cheryl will work with MaryAnn Harris to coordinate testing services at the Coon Rapids campus.

Cheryl has been with Anoka-Ramsey for three years and has experience in several departments. She started in the Call Center and since has worked in the Business Office, Financial Aid, IT, Humanities and Fine Arts. Prior to Anoka-Ramsey, she worked at several Minneapolis law firms as a help desk specialist, software trainer, secretary and work coordinator.

Welcome Cheryl!

College of Choice for Faculty and Staff

Faculty Development and Media/Membership Approvals:

Kate Kysar, presentations at AWP conference, $549.60
Jeff Ludwig, MNADE conference, $374.15
Scott Stankey, MNADE conference, $526.27
Diane LaFleur, NLN Educational Summit, $1,458.29
Victoria Downey, Association of American Geographers membership, $125
Kristin Klamm-Doneen, Defense of Dissertation, Consult/Review of Manuscript, Verification of Coursework, $900
Kirsten Olsen, Sociologists of Minnesota annual conference, $107.01
Isabelle Schmidt, Assn. of MN Community and Technical College Counselors (AMCTCC) Fall Workshop, $9
Michelle Foy, Health Educators, $642.65
Mark Omodt, MinnMATYC and AMATYC memberships, $105
Andrew Aspaas, 198th Conference of the Two-Year College Chemistry Consortium (2YC3), $704
Michelle Rogers, Minn MATYC membership, $20

Staff Development Approvals:

Pa Lee-Xiong, Metro State course fees/textbooks, $600
Jan Pomeroy, H2P annual meeting & NN2 Naval Academy Tour participation, $100

VOLUME XLI, Issue No. 10: October 1, 2012

Prairie Home Delights a Success!

Associate Dean of Nursing Search Committee Named

Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

Get Involved: Green Dot Opportunities

Music Faculty Featured in U of M School of Music All-School Convocation

Athletics Home Games for the Week of Oct. 1

Official Announcements

News from President Jessica Stumpf

Prairie Home Delights a Success!

Thank you to Institutional Advancement and those who volunteered and attended for making this year’s Prairie Home Delights a success! It was so great to have the event back on campus. The facilities looked so festive full of fall colors and warmth!

I was pleased to see so many familiar faces there supporting our students. I enjoyed the cuisine almost as much as the company. What a treat to be surrounded by such delicacies and great people! The ambiance was perfected with the addition of chamber and jazz music by Anoka-Ramsey Music Faculty. Thank you all for a wonderful evening!

I am looking forward to Scholardazzle, Friday, January 25, 2013. Mark your calendars!

Here are just a few of the wonderful photos taken from Friday's event.

Associate Dean of Nursing Search Committee Named

Congratulations to the following individuals selected to serve on the aligned Associate Dean of Nursing Search Committee for both Anoka Tech and Anoka-Ramsey.

Constituent Group

Anoka Tech

Anoka-Ramsey

Cambridge

Coon Rapids

Student

Rebecca Fox

Kristina Reiling

Alex Shykes

MSCF

Jeff Stephenson

Christina Wilson

Gwen O’Brien

Cheryl Tefer

Administration

Sherry Wickstrom

Natasha Baer

MAPE

Laura Cleveland

Patricia Giese

MMA

Lucy Ross

Ashley Weatherspoon

AFSCME

Connie Wright

Shawn Johnson

Co-Chairs

Deidra Peaslee/Jim Clark

Presidential Search Advisory Committee Named

Congratulations to the following people who have been chosen to participate in the search for the new college president.

Constituent Group

Search Chair

M. Sue Collins, President, Northeast Higher Education District (NHED)

Students

Jim Bohler and Bee Xiong

MSCF

Rita Schutz, Faculty; and Bruce Homann, Faculty

Administration

Cathi Gatewood, Vice President of Academic Affairs and
Dana Irgens, Dean of Arts & Letters

MAPE

Diane Dockery, Institutional Advancement Staff

MMA

Ed Norton, Facilities Staff

AFSCME

Lydia Ross, Academic Affairs Staff

Community

Greg Carlson, Verne McPherson and Jeff McGonigal

SUPPORT TO THE COMMITTEE

Anita Rios Director, Talent Management and Organizational Effectiveness, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

Jay Nelson, Interim Chief Human Resource Officer, Anoka Technical College

Feel free to bookmark this Web page for Presidential Search details: http://www.anokaramsey.edu/en/about/PresidentialSearch.aspx

Get Involved: Green Dot Opportunities

Submitted by MaryAnn Larios and Nancy Elk, Counseling

It’s that time of year again when the Counseling Department begins planning for our fall events. This term we have two major programming opportunities and we need your help promoting them.

  1. GREEN DOT Student Training Sessions. The Counseling Department is offering two student training sessions this term.
    • Thursday, Oct. 18 (non-class day) from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Like last year, we are asking faculty if you would allow us to come and speak to your class (es) about GREEN DOT for about 10 minutes. This time our GREEN DOT Club members asked if they could help us present the information to give fellow students their perspective on the six-hour Bystander Intervention Training.

For those of you who are unaware of the GREEN DOT program on campus, visit http://www.anokaramsey.edu/en/resources/Counseling/GreenDot.aspx for more information.

If you are interested in helping spread the word about violence prevention, please contact us and we will coordinate class visits at your convenience.

  1. College and Community viewing of the documentary Miss Representation
    • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 to approximately 9 p.m.
  2. Two ways to get involved:
    • If you have a Tuesday evening class, contact Nancy Elk to reserve seats to view the film and participate in a facilitated community discussion session.
    • Give your students extra credit to attend. We will distribute attendance certificates at the close of the event. Please let us know if you are going to provide this option for your students so we can print up enough certificates.

Film Description:

“In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem, build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.”

If you would like additional information about the film check out the Web site at: http://www.missrepresentation.org

We also have a DVD if you would like to review the documentary to see if the content is applicable to your curriculum. Please contact Nancy Elk (Ext. 1339) or MaryAnn Larios (Ext. 1319) with any questions.

Thanks for helping us get students involved in creating a culture of non-violence on our campus and within our communities.

Music Faculty Featured in U of M School of Music All-School Convocation

Submitted by Melissa Bergstrom, Music Department

As part of my sabbatical, I am taking some classes at the University of Minnesota School of Music, which held its annual All-School Convocation on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 in Ted Mann Concert Hall.

The event, hosted by the school's director, Dr. David Meyers, featured incredibly prominent guests including: Maria Schneider (jazz composer and performer), Dawn Upshaw (soprano, partner with SPCO), David Frost (Grammy award-winning recording producer) and Tim Martyn (Grammy award-winning recording engineer). Representatives from the board of regents, the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and the entire music faculty and student body were all in attendance (not to mention quite a few notable audience members from the music scene in the Twin Cities).

Sharing the stage with these glittering guests was our very own Anoka-Ramsey Voice Faculty member, Richard Joseph. He was featured as a soloist in a performance of William Bolcom's New York Lights (A View from the Bridge), written for voice and piano. His powerful and resonant tenor voice filled the cavernous Ted Mann Hall and his artistry in this performance was engaging, moving and radiant. Richard began work this fall towards a doctorate in Voice Performance and is already being showcased as one of the bright lights within the entire school of music.

Congratulations, Richard! What an amazing opportunity to perform in front of these international artists and the greater Twin Cities artistic community. We are so honored and lucky to have you working with our students and in our department.

Athletics Home Games for the Week of Oct. 1

Submitted by Lisa Boxwell, Athletics

Official Announcements

Submitted by Kelsey Schwarzrock, President's Office

Please see the attached 10-day letter following the Sept. 14 Faculty Shared Governance Committee meeting.